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Brush Fire, Earth Month and Ice Cream: Weekend Wrap-Up

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WESTFORD — Welcome to the April 3 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up where we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.

This is a new series aimed at simulating a Sunday paper, and to condense the most important news this week into one easily digestible story.

Westford Fire Department responds to brush fire

Local firefighters from Westford, Groton, Littleton, Ayer and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation responded to an approximately 16 acre brush fire near River St.

“The cause remains undetermined,” Westford Fire Department Deputy Mike Denehy told WestfordCAT. “The state DCR is looking into it, estimating 16 acres of land.”

Kimball Farm reopens ice cream stand for Spring

Kimball Farm reopened its ice cream stand to patrons on March 31. The driving range and Pitch and Putt at Kimball Farm in Westford are also open for the season, according to a March 25 Facebook post. 

The farm has not announced reopening dates for its other activities, but hopes to fully open in April.

“All of the Westford Activities will open sometime in April, but we are still figuring out the exact date. We will post again (and update our website) when everything opens,” wrote Kimball Farm on Facebook.

WestfordCAT speaks with local candidates 

WestfordCAT spoke with School Committee hopefuls Meghan O’Connell, Derek Lo, Marisol Garcia and Betsy Kwon. WestfordCAT also spoke with School Committee incumbent Sean Kelly.

WestfordCAT spoke with Board of Health hopeful Melissa Mackey, as well as incumbents Susan Hanly and Stephanie Granger on their candidacy.

Westford Climate Action kicks off Earth Month

Westford Climate Action is celebrating Earth Month with a number of family-friendly activities and educational panels for students.

The organization’s founder, Carole Morse, recently spoke with WestfordCAT, reflecting on the group’s progress and upcoming goals. The group is notable for their efforts in increasing renewable energy offerings within Westford’s electrical aggregation contract.

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Ben Domaingue
Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is a News Reporter covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking.